October 31st 2001
Open Sources. Voices from the Open Source Revolution 1999 O’Reilly book. ISBN 1565925823. A chance encounter with this book led to a whole lot of fun. Written when Open Source was early and hot, it is filled with boundless energy, optimism and unexpectedly, some good prose. E.G. Larry Wall writes about everything but Perl, yet it is still about Perl. No doubt that these are some of the very smart, who think about everything. Fourteen authors contributed including founders of Red Hat, Apache, Cygnus, Linux, mozilla.org, Berkely UNIX and so on. There is something to learn here, especially when you look at intents. Get it from the library. Slightly dated, but it wears well.